Saggy, Unattractive, Busted Can of Biscuits, (Tummy) Has Got to Go!!! - Maryland, MD
My expectations aren't unrealistic. I have talk to...
Waiting for the TT...2 months out....PICS
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That busted can of biscuits is GONE!!!!!!!!
All in all, he removed 5 pounds of FAT from my abdomen. Now, to me, 5 pounds of fat doesn't sound like a lot, so I looked it up. EW!!!! Its nasty and it is bigger than what I had thought. Although he removed 5 pounds of fat, I still came out of surgery weighing more than when I went in. I was like how in the hell can I weigh more when he took 5 pounds out of me?????? I was so upset. Well, it seems I was full of fluid. It has finally started to drop some and so the scale is beginning to move DOWN!!!! I do have some of my appetite back, but nothing like it was. That's totally a good thing! I am able to go up and down the steps unassisted now, and take a shower without someone being in the room with me. I really thought I would be "laid up" a lot longer than I was, so I am so happy that I am healing faster than I thought I would. I go back to work, this Friday. It is very tiresome to stand for long periods, but it is also just as uncomfortable to sit for long periods too. I go for another post op apt next Tuesday. Im sure I am still progessing well, and hopefully this tape that they put on me is totally gone by then. It is irritating to say the least!!! But, it is totally worth it, to see a smaller me in the mirror. I haven't tried on any of my clothes yet. I am waiting til I go back to work, on Friday. I have been living in bike shorts (bc I cant wear the binder all the time, due to the blisters) and yoga pants. I have NEVER worn yoga pants, and let me tell you, I now see why people wear them. They are very comfortable! lol. I don't know how many stitches I have, but I know they go from hip to hip. PS said they are ALL internal, and will dissolve on their own in about 14-20 days.
I am extremely happy with the results, thus far, and cant wait to see the changes over the next few months. I will keep you posted on my progress.
This was totally worth all the pain, and crying that I have endured over the last 2 weeks. When I went on my first coughing spell, I thought I would die!!! It hurt so bad. I learned to keep a pillow with my at all times! I kept one in the bathroom, bc it seemed more comfortable when sitting on the toilet. Why, I don't know, but it did. I had my first post op sneeze, yesterday. While it hurt, it wasn't near as bad as the coughs!!!! I have anew belly button too! And so far, it "looks" cute. LOL I haven't been able to get all of the junk out of it, but from what I can see, it looks great too! I'll let you know how my next visit goes!
So far, my interactions with this doctor, have been wonderful. The staff is great, his bedside manner is awesome. He is down to earth, and tells it like it is. He told me what to do to *get ready*, so that I can be in the best shape possible for the surgery. They have followed up with me, since my consultation, and I look forward to the final outcome.